handmade for players
The process of crafting many Hinkle Ukulele begins with a fallen tree.
I harvest logs from trees that have come down and might otherwise become firewood.
I mill planks from the logs and air-dry them for years before re-sawing the wood for ukulele parts.
The parts are made and assembled in my little woodshop/music studio.
Each individually crafted ukulele is then finished and set up with quality strings and tuners.
The last part of the process involves a little breaking-in jam with each instrument to make sure it plays well and sounds good.
I have been a professional woodworker for over twenty years, and a musician even longer. I am a proud graduate of Mary Washington College and had the privilege of studying Fine Cabinetmaking with James Krenov at College of the Redwoods.